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Increasing My Steps And Awaiting Some Answers
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      11 comments

My walking conversion for steps yesterday was shocking! My Fitbit has a feature where if you are walking pushing a basket (the tracker won't track when you push a cart) you can manually add the amount of time you spent walking. I greatly under... Read more
Tired But Happy
Monday, March 07, 2016      15 comments

For the first time in 17 months, I pushed a regular cart around Walmart and Publix today! I probably overdid it but I am resting now. I feel tired but happy. I was also able to do my new PT exercises this morning. Two of them used ankle weig... Read more
An Active Day!
Saturday, March 05, 2016      7 comments

I woke up this morning stiff as a board. My shower helped a lot. The pollen count is very high today so asthma medication was adjusted accordingly. I was ready to walk in an attempt to combat my stiffness. Hubby and I did one block and then I... Read more
New Physical Therapy
Friday, March 04, 2016      8 comments

I have been tired and dragging over the past week - especially the past 4-5 days. I haven't been blogging because I just felt so exhausted. Yesterday, after a huge coughing fit, I called the doctor. He told me to come into the office. It appe... Read more
Busy Day
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      8 comments

I drove myself around to appointments today. It felt great! My last appointment, today, was to have my hair done. It has been ten weeks since my last haircut. While I was laid up, I trimmed my bangs myself and cut the bottom of the hair in the... Read more
Graduating To Outpatient Physical Therapy
Monday, February 29, 2016      8 comments

I have one more home therapy session this week, then I start outpatient physical therapy. I am supposed to have therapy twice a week for six weeks. The trick will be to get through the therapy without hurting my other hip or my spine. I am pr... Read more
I Drove Yesterday!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      9 comments

We had tremendous thunderstorms yesterday and in some areas, tornados. I did my workout indoors because of all the rain. Hubby and I ventured out, ate breakfast and went to the local pharmacy to drop off a couple prescriptions. I used the sto... Read more
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      6 comments

Today I woke up ready to try driving. Hubby had a doctor's appointment and I told him that I would go along with him. For some reason, hubby wanted to drive so I just enjoyed the ride. When we got to the doctor's office the doctor was at the ho... Read more
Progress Is A Mixed Bag
Monday, February 22, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday, I walked 4,725 steps. For the average person, that isn't a huge amount of steps. For someone who is disabled and recovering, it is a huge number of steps. My physical therapist had a mixed reaction when I told him about my step tot... Read more
Walking, Walking And Walking
Sunday, February 21, 2016      10 comments

My physical therapist told me that walking is the best type of therapy for me right now. Yesterday, hubby and I walked around the Sy-Fy event in our town. We walked very slowly and I rested frequently. We stopped to visit with several friends ... Read more
Progress One Step At A Time!
Friday, February 19, 2016      5 comments

I had home physical therapy at 8am this morning. Instead of doing strength training, we worked on taking steps side to side and front to back while maintaining balance. I did a fairly good job as long as I stayed with a slower pace. The big ne... Read more
Finally Feeling A Bit Better
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      9 comments

It has taken four days for my left hip to feel better since I stressed it last Saturday. This morning, I was able to slow down my pace and walk to the corner and back without much pain in my opposite hip. Yay! I was also able to do all of my ex... Read more
My 5 Week Post Op Check Up
Monday, February 15, 2016      4 comments

I started my day with my physical therapist at 8am. I was able to walk all the way to the corner this morning! He laughed when I told him how I accidentally irritated my incision on Saturday morning. He asked me if I learned anything from my ... Read more
Extend A Healing Hand
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday, I was in so much pain that I felt sick to my stomach. I was laying on the bed, watching television, trying to distract myself until my pain medicine kicked in. Tears were leaking out of my eyes. Hubby came in and asked me if I was o... Read more
Valentines Day A Time To Be Thankful For Love
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

Somehow, many of our holidays have ceased to focus on the meaning of the holiday and have become more focused on commercialism and "things" instead. Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I hope that I focus with an attitude of gratitude for those who I l... Read more

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